Faith notes: Aug. 25

August 23, 2013 

Nathaniel Johnson, 19, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Apex, will travel to Brazil at the end of August to begin a two-year mission in São Paulo.


Pig pickin’

White Plains United Methodist Church will host a fall kickoff with a pig pickin’ from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25, in the Christian Life Center at the church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For details, call 919-467-9394 or visit

High Holidays education series

The Chabad of Cary and the Jewish Learning Institute will offer an education series for the High Holidays on three Tuesdays, beginning at 11:45 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Chabad of Cary, 909 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. The program will be conducted by Rabbi Yisroel Cotlar. For details or to RSVP, call 919-651-9710.

Marriage Conference

The Luz del Pueblo ministry at White Plains United Methodist Church will host a marriage conference on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 30 and 31, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For more information, email


GriefShare is a 13-week program for people who have lost a loved one.

•  Westwood Baptist Church will host GriefShare meetings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, Sept. 3 to Dec. 3, at 200 Westhigh St., Cary. The group will meet in room 209. For more information, call the church at 919-469-9393.

•  White Plains United Methodist Church will begin its GriefShare program from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 5, at 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. For details, call 919-449-6392.

•  Christ the King Lutheran Church will begin hosting GriefShare meetings at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11, at 600 Walnut St., Cary. Participants can join at any time in the program. For details, call 919-467-8989 or email

52 Week Food Drive

Urban Ministries of Wake County campaigns to feed more of the 90,000 Wake County residents living in poverty. Urban Ministries seeks sponsors for each of the remaining weeks of the food drive. For more information, contact Carol Schwartz at 919-256-2179 or

Alcoholics Anonymous

Holly Springs United Methodist Church hosts “There is a Solution” Alcoholics Anonymous group meetings from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays at 108 Avent Ferry Road.

Volunteers needed

Volunteers are needed at Semillas de Amor, or Seeds of Love, an after-school program of the Hispanic ministry at White Plains United Methodist Church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary. The program will begin meeting again from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday after Tuesday, Sept. 10. No teaching experience necessary. Volunteers do not need to speak Spanish. To volunteer, call the church office at 919-467-9394.

Youth summer programs

White Plains United Methodist Church has weekly programs for middle school and high school students from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the youth room at the church, 313 SE Maynard Road, Cary.


AWANA for children in kindergarten through fifth grade meets at 6:45 p.m. every Wednesday at North Cary Baptist Church, 505 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. For details, call 919-469-8023.


The Knights of Columbus Council 12119 hosts jackpot bingo at 7 p.m. every Thursday at St. Bernadette Catholic Church, 1005 Wilbon Road, Fuquay-Varina. Doors open 6 p.m. Food and beverages are available. For details, call Al Munno at 919-557-7718 or Sonny Butler at 845-797-0830.

Celebrate Recovery for Women

Celebrate Recovery for Women meets at 6 p.m. every Friday at North Cary Baptist Church, 505 Reedy Creek Road, Cary. The group helps women with hurting, hang-ups and habits. For details, call 919-469-8023.

Brown Bag Ministry

The Brown Bag Ministry, which feeds more than 1,400 people a week, is looking for middle- and high school-age volunteers. The group meets at St. Andrew the Apostle Catholic Church in Apex about 9 a.m. Saturdays. Volunteers prepare bagged meals and hand them out at Moore Square in Raleigh. The group usually finishes by 1 p.m. Go to for details.

The Hope Café Bible study

The Hope Café is starting a new Bible study. Dr. Jack Watson will lead the study. For more information, call 919-818-8350 or email

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